Urban Plates

7 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Dessert, Salad, Soup
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1923 Calle Barcelona #148
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Top Reviews


Celiac

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They do their best to avoid cross contamination but the bread always is being crossed over all the food and flakes off onto gluten free food and then the prep area is now not clean. Also, it creates a lot of anxiety for me when there are a ton of people in line behind me as I’m asking for glove changes, prep clean, etc.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Love this place. Lots of gluten & dairy free options - even dessert!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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went gf group. lots of choices and the are very attentive to cross contamination.. very full after. and satisfied

Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad
  • Soup

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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they are not safe for celiac. the cross contamination is overlooked even though they say it isn't

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I think the place is over rated. when we got to the restaurant nobody explained how is the service employees just over exited asking what can I get for you??. not in a friendly manner. I ask for the a plate and the food was cold they forgot about my soup and side of vegetables. Is like a fast food restaurant bad service and bad food.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great, fresh foods! They have a GF menu and are very accommodating!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Nice variety. A cafeteria type setting, but nice atmosphere.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Felt safe. Decent offerings

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


Did not get sick but ordered simple foods were contamination unlikely. Tasty, lots of options and clear menu

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


There’s a fair share of gluten free food. You can’t just say “no bread” to have it gluten free. Practically every time I have said “no bread” they have placed bread on top of my food. You must say “GLUTEN ALLERGY” for them to take you seriously. They have gluten free bread, but it’s meh to be honest. If you are celiac I would stick to plates, salads, and bowls. The kitchen is way to complacent to ensure no cross contamination when making gluten free sandwiches. Even if you request gluten free bread, they often grill it - probably on the same grill with “gluten bread”. I doubt it’s a separate dedicated area.

Service is 2.5/5. It’s a hit or miss. The cashiers can be blunt and rude with their lack of grace. If the manager takes your order, it’s fine.

The food is also a hit or miss. Sometimes it’s amazing and dialed-in, other times it’s a let down, especially for the price.

Try to go near opening times/before rush hour. Often times when the kitchen is rushing, they will gloss over specific requests.

If you eat here, be prepared to speak up with the possibility of having to send the food back to the kitchen to have it re-made because of bread placed on your food. Don’t be afraid to speak to the manger if you have to, he seems nice and wants things to be right. Overall do your due diligence, understand the menu and you should be ok.

Unless you have eaten here a few times, I would not order online for delivery/pick-up. The risk is too high. It’s not worth getting sick over. I would eat here at least two times to get a feel and understand of how things are to best avoid getting sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


Amazing food and service. Open kitchen area. They have fresh lemonades on tap with different flavors. Fresh kombucha that was amazing. And the food is SPECTACULAR. The braised beef bowl with mashed potatoes tastes like a mom is in the kitchen making dinner. And it’s gluten free!! Lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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This was about a year ago. One of the staff plating food moved the bread around with his gloved hand while waiting & did not changed before handling my food ( I had already ordered and asked to make sure my selections were gf. (happened pretty quickly. I just didn't eat the item he touched. ) Their portions are small, so between the 2, I left hungry.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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